Global travellers can now look ahead to a world of luxury voyages aboard the award-winning Crystal Serenity, as Crystal Cruises opens her 2023 itineraries for booking. In 2023, the ship will sail individual voyages of seven to 23 nights, as well as a full World Cruise offered with 140, 128- and 119-night options, and combination sailings of up to 100 nights without repeating ports.
Enhancing the line-up of sailings that spans from the South Pacific to St. Barts, the Black Sea to Boston, and the Mediterranean to Miami is the added incentive of Crystal’s new Easy Book programme, which offers reduced deposits for all new bookings made through 30th June 2020.
“At a time when so many travellers are eager to return to exploring and seeking out new experiences and cultures, we’re happy to offer more than three full years of global itineraries to inspire their next journeys,”Carmen Roig, Crystal’s senior vice president of marketing and sales.
Highlights of Crystal Serenity’s 2023 deployment include:
Wild Kingdoms & Exotic Discoveries World Cruise, embarking 11th January – 140 nights in total from Miami to Barcelona, with alternative disembarkation options in Venice and Athens for 128- and 119-night itineraries, respectively. The epic voyage visits 73 destinations in all, including five maiden ports and 19 overnights across 40 countries on six continents – with a focus on the world’s greatest wonders and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Destinations range from the South Pacific and Papua New Guinea to Myanmar, the Seychelles, African safaris and Egypt’s ancient wonders.
A connoisseur’s collection of the Black Sea, Mediterranean and Western Europe, from 10th May through 16th September – layer upon layer of rich artistic and cultural heritage waiting to be explored in Italy, Greece, Spain and Portugal, plus sojourns through the Black Sea calling in Bulgaria, Romania, Georgia and Turkey; along the Dalmatian Coast to Croatia and Montenegro; the romantic ports of Iberia.
Autumn beauty in New England & Canada, from 27th September through 28th October – when the famed foliage of the region reaches peak brilliance, these sailings explore bastions of American history in places such as Newport and Bar Harbor, the majestic forests and wilderness trails that cloak the coastline, and the contrasting big city life found in Manhattan, Boston and Québec City.
Caribbean island escapes, from 5th November through 22nd December – for the ultimate luxury warm winter retreats, sailing from one sun-kissed shore surrounded by turquoise waters to another, each with its own culture, character and warm hospitality. Boutique ports such as St. John, St. Barts, Antigua, St. Kitts, St. Maarten and others offer travellers a balance of chic shops, quaint villages and opportunities to stay active outdoors, while the reefs of Honduras and Belize call are perfect for snorkelling and diving.
“The anticipation of an incredible holiday is one of the best parts of travel – the wonder about places one has never seen or the way that favourite destinations pull at the heart to return. The 2023 voyages planned for Crystal Serenity encompass all of this and are designed to inspire that sense of joyful anticipation for our guests.”Carmen Roig, Crystal’s senior vice president of marketing and sales.
Cruise only fares for Crystal Serenity’s 2023 sailings start from £1,993 per person for a seven-night ‘Caribbean Interlude’ cruise round trip from Miami departing 4th January. Crystal Symphony’s 2023 deployment will be announced in July.
With 30 years of cruising to the far reaches of the world, Crystal has a long tradition of implementing and maintaining the highest health and safety policies at sea. While the fleet is paused, the Crystal team is developing new procedures and policies that will support all public health and regulatory requirements and ensure that our guests’ holidays continue to be not only relaxing and pleasurable but safe and healthy. Details of these new measures and initiatives will be announced soon.
Additionally, the inherent design of Crystal ships maximises personal and public space, offering plenty of options for those who choose to keep a healthy distance during their voyage.
All Crystal ships across the fleet including Ocean, River, Yacht and Expedition offer nearly double the space per person than ships of a similar size, which is among the highest space ratios in the industry and will be further augmented through the new measures we will be implementing. Further, Crystal Endeavor and Crystal’s River ships are all-suite, featuring all-balcony suites and most staterooms on our two Ocean ships feature private verandas for fresh airflow.
Crystal said: Please know that our guests’ and crews’ safety is our number one priority and we will resume service only when our expert team as well as global health and government authorities indicate that it is safe to do so.